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Church Services in Tideswell Parish for Autumn 2020

On behalf of Churches Together in Tideswell we continue to welcome friends and visitors to services at churches throughout Tideswell Parish. Covid-19 safety guidelines, including social distancing, hand sanitising and contact tracing regulations, will apply.

Every Sunday at 9.30am, St John the Baptist Church, Tideswell



1st November: 11am Morning Prayer at Litton Church

8th November: 6pm Evening Prayer at Wormhill Church

15th November: 11am Holy Communion at Litton Church

22nd November: 6pm Holy Communion at Wormhill Church

Every Sunday: Zoom Service at 12noon. Contact the Vicarage for more details.


A bit of a Do at Cressbrook

IMG_0263The new east window at Cressbrook Church was dedicated ‘to the glory of God’ and to the community of Cressbrook on Saturday August 8th, witnessed by just under thirty residents and visitors, after a socially distanced but sociable glass of wine in the church garden. Artist and donor Jeff Perks spoke of what Cressbrook and its people had come to mean to him and Carole in the years since they settled there, and how the window was intended to celebrate the village in the village church. IMG_0754
Jeff’s design collaborator, local glass artist Dave Griffin, said how he’d valued working in partnership with Jeff for this commission. Simon White expressed thanks to both Jeff and Dave on behalf of Cressbrook Church, recalling the long and sometimes  frustrating story of steering the design through the planning process with the assistance of Sue Fiennes, before formally dedicating the window.





Resources while church buildings are closed

Although our church buildings have been closed, the Church remains alive and active in our homes and communities. As we explore the best way to gradually open church buildings in line with current guidance, the following resources will continue to be available…

  • In Tideswell Parish, we pray for our communities, nation and wider world at 12noon every day. Join in from your own home, a simple order of service is available if it would help you.
  • Text prayer requests to 07976 920603, these will be included in daily prayer at the Vicarage
  • Explore reflections on Easter themes on our Facebook Page (St John the Baptist Church, Tideswell).
  • Find out more about our weekly Zoom Service for Tideswell Parish held at 12noon each Sunday.
  • Details of other local, online services can be found at  
  • Prayer and worship resources are also available at especially if you are isolating at home.
  • Ring 0800 8048044 for a free telephone line which offers favourite hymns and prayers with a short daily reflection.
  • Don’t forget resources on the BBC, including Songs of Praise.

Contact the Vicarage for more information (01298 871317) or


Daily Hope 2020

A free telephone line of hymns, reflections and prayers available during the lockdown. Simply ring 0800 8048044 to hear comforting hymns,  prayers and a daily reflection.



Tideswell and District Covid 19 Mutual Aid Group

Support available from Tideswell and District Covid 19 Mutual Aid Group for local people needing practical help or at risk of isolation during the present crisis.


Supporting Buxton Food Bank

Buxton Food Bank is needed more than ever at the moment.

Money donations are most helpful where possible and can be made on their website:

Food and other items, especially UHT milk, tinned meat and biscuits,  should be donated via local supermarkets who have arrangements in place for collection or dropping off.

Harvest Festival

Harvest Festival

Covid 19 Update: Tideswell Church Open Daily

Following recent government guidance, St John The Baptist Church in Tideswell image006will now open every day from 10am-4pm. A welcoming space for anyone needing sanctuary, a quiet moment or private prayer.  Please follow the directions in the building. 

Private prayer poster

St Anne’s Church, Miller’s Dale.

St Anne’s Church is now a Festival Church, with services taking place at Harvest, Christmas, Easter and Summer Well Decorating. Please contact the Vicarage in Tideswell (01298 871317) if you want to arrange to visit this beautiful Church at other times. 

St Anne's Millers Dale